Tag: discharges & separation

Marines implement new standards for conscientious objectors

By | 09/09/2013

By Bill Galvin In a new version of Marine Corps Order (MCO) 1306.16, issued in June of this year, the Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Headquarters, heightened the evidentiary standard a conscientious objector (CO) must meet. This reissue rescinds the previous…Read More »

Navigating the VA

By | 02/26/2013

A basic guide to how the VA system works and how to get earned benefits, along with practice pointers for vets and their advocates. By Becca von Behren Whether a service member wants to stay in the military or is fighting to…Read More »

Memo: Hardship and Dependency Discharges

By | 03/17/2010

This memo provides an overview of the criteria and procedures for hardship and dependency discharge, with some discussion of the differences among the services. Although it was written for counselors and attorneys, it may be of assistance to servicemembers and their families submitting discharge applications.

How to get a copy of your military discharge papers (DD Form 214 or SF-180)

By | 12/08/2009

The National Archives and Records Administration Military Personnel Records Center is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Requests using DD 214 can come from…Read More »

You might find it difficult to leave the Army

By | 09/22/2009

By Marti and Luke Hiken NLG Military Law Task Force Steering Committee Members For an active duty GI or reservist to get out of the military during peacetime is rather difficult. During wartime, especially during a period of an unjustified war of…Read More »

‘Survival Guide’ helps servicemembers and vets gain benefits and services

By | 03/30/2009

The National Veterans Legal Services Program has published a 605-page guide (PDF) that is an in depth survey of the problems faced by and servicemembers (and their families), and the benefits and services available to them. It provides tips for navigating the realities…Read More »